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locking rear shocks

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by rondog, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    rondog

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    I saw a member on here who had pad locks through the bolts holding his rear shocks. I want to do the same. I bought a couple grade 8s that fit with some extra thread...question is how hard is it to drill through a grade 8?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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  3. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    It can happen anywhere though. Removing 4 bolts does not take long at all.

    yeah I would really hate to lose those. I know it isn't impossible for them to steal them even with that lock, but I can at least make it harder
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    i always wondered about that. comeon people have to have shocks jacked off their stuff?
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Any good thief would just take the whole truck and part it out later..
     
  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    risk doing that or get a nice set of tripple bypasses for 4 bolts....
     
  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    i think i remember looking through Special_K's build and he has locks on his shocks
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    ok so lets say said thief looks under there to steal your shocks...uh oh they are padlocked

    no biggie...pop the window, pop the steering column...start truck with screwdriver


    drive to location with sawzall...remove locks...remove shocks...remove other expensive parts

    burn truck
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Small wiring changes will fix that. In the bought time, a shotgun with a few beanbags will straiten that thief out.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    My SAWs are so rusted over, no thief would want to get near that lol
     
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    it could still help a theif to move onto the next truck. lets say a inexperienced theif that doesnt know how to do the column tihng to a truck.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Its very easy to drill though. I used my dremel with the drill bit tool and made smalls holes to lock my high lift in the bed of my truck.

    Best pic i have.
    [​IMG]
     
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    It take a lot more balls to steal the whole vehicle than taking the shocks. I can at least weed out the less ballsier thieves by doing this. Plus I have an alarm on my truck so it would go off if the window is broken or the door is opened
     
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    +1
     
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    I would think they'd be more apt to cut the bolt that try to drill it out in which case that piece of hardware is useless. It may deter them slightly but if they're going to go through the effort, they'll get them off somehow.

    Just out of curiousity, for you guys running higher end, expensive suspension set-ups, would insurance cover you for something like that?
     
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    :popcorn: what he said, also if you get into an accident with a LT'd truck, does insurance cover it all?
     
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    that would depend in the insurance agency...and how youve got your policy set up
     
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    My insurance covers everything on my truck as long as I have a receipt for it
     
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    x2 In most cases if you lift your ride, and do not disclose to your insurance company that you have, and some crap happens, they could null and void your policy. The job of underwriters is to determine what the lift changes about the vehicle in their eyes, not to us as gear heads.
     
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    some people are dirt bags. it happened to one of my buddies friend a few years ago. Stole em right off his truck in the middle of the night

    I'll be using grade 8 bolts..I doubt bolt cutters will get that off, but may be wrong. Sure it isn't impossible, but it will surely give them issues.

    I just talked to my insurance yesterday in fact about this (state farm). I have pretty much the highest auto coverage possible. He said I can insure them as long as I have receipts and that includes accidents or stealing and it can be insured for me at no additional cost. I have to get all the receipts together and send em to him first. I also already have my entire stereo system in my truck already on my insurance
     
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